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Popularly known as "Broken Moon Land", Ladakh is a land of snow carved peaks,
translucent Lakes, barren terrain and mystic culture. The district of Ladakh lies at
the border with Tibet at the most eastern corner of the State of Kashmir. Bounded
by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the
Karakoram, Ladakh is a land like no other. Ladakh is often referred to as the "Little
Tibet", or the "Last Shangri-La". Ladakh is the trans-Himalayan region, which
separates the western Himalayan peaks from the Tibetan plateau. In geological
terms, this is a young land, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling
and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible
force against the immovable mass of Asia.
- Driver Cum Guide
- Private Transport
- Breakfast included everywhere
- Sightseeing Tours as per the itinerary given below
- All Applicable Taxes
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone & table Drinks etc.
- Any kind of insurance
- Pony Ride in Gulmarg/Pahalgam/Sonamarg
- Cable Car rides in Gulmarg.
Route : Arrival Srinagar, Local Sightseeing
Night Stay : Srinagar, Houseboat
Distance/Time Taken : 80 Km. (4 - 5 hrs Drive Approx)
Arrival Srinagar Airport and transfer to houseboat for relaxation. After Lunch Visit the famous Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit to Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jahan or (Mehr-un-Nissa.
After that visit to Chashma Shahi. The Chashma Shahi Mughal gardens in Srinagar have been loved by emperors and picnickers alike, and have now been restored to their past glory - despite violent political unrest in the region.
Overnight stay in Houseboat in Srinagar.
Route : Srinagar to Kargil via Sonmarg (9000ft i.e. 2750 mts)
Night Stay : Kargil, Hotel
Distance/Time Taken : 204 Km. (6 - 7 hrs Drive Approx)
After Early breakfast depart for Kargil (204 Kms) & drive thru Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is also called as “The meadow of gold” has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Stop at Sonamarg for Photography/tea (If the clients are interested they can visit the Glaciers of Thajwas on ponies on direct payment basis) these glaciers remain throughout the year. Continue your towards Kargil and passing over Zojila Pass. Stop at Drass, the 2nd coldest inhabitant place in the World for & enjoy cup of tea. Then drive along the Drass River till one arrives at Kargil.& Check in at Hotel.
Overnight stay in Hotel in Kargil.
Route : Kargil to Leh enroute Mulbekh & Lamayuru, Leh (11562 i.e. 3524 mts)
Night Stay : Leh, Hotel
Distance/Time Taken : 234 Km. (7 - 8 hrs Drive Approx)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Leh, For majority of people travelling through the Srinagar Leh highway crossing Kargil bridge through Famous River of Kargil KARO. Next 40 odd kms down the road is the town of Mulbek, with a statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha. It is believed that the 9 meter high statue carved out of solid rock was built in 7th or 8th century. the statue itself is a must see for any one passing through Mulbek. Drive through small villages a unique and different style of houses made of mud and bricks Next is the 2nd high altitude pass on this route, Namika La, located at a height of 12,198 ft, a windy yet scenic pass. The Himalayan ranges look mightier and
beholding. The road cuts thru these ranges and the sun’s reflection changes the colours on the peaks. Roughly 40 kms Namika La is Fotu La, the highest point on the Srinagar - Leh highway, (13,479ft). Passing Flotula we descend down towards Leh, we pass the famous Hungaroo loops which are amazing to look at, the blend of these loops with the majestic peaks is mesmerizing. Proceed further towards Lamayuru is considered the largest and the oldest Gompa in Ladakh. The road now is excellent, the drive get more scenic, Pass, Khaltsi, Nimmu on our way to Leh. On the way visit Sangam, Gurduwara Pather sahib.
Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.
Route : Leh to Shy Thiksey/ and Stok Palace – Leh (11562 i.e. 3524 mts)
Night Stay : Leh, Hotel
Distance/Time Taken : 90 Km. (5 – 6 hrs including Sightseeing)
After breakfast visit the monasteries of Shey, Thiksey, and Stok Palace.
Shey – it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their real home. The importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh's heartland - is attested by the enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road.
Thiksey –is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two - storied statue of Buddha which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder.
Overnight stay in Leh.
Route : Leh to Nubra (10000 i.e. 3250 mts)
Night Stay : Nubra, Camp
Distance/Time Taken : 125 Km. (4 - 5 hrs one way Approx)
After breakfast at hotel drive towards Nubra valley via Khardungla pass(18350 feet) by surface passing thru Horzey & Gangles Village. On arrival in Nubra Valley, drive to diskit, visit Deskit, the HQ town of Nubra Valley. Driving for 30
Kms takes to Khalsar Bridge. Visit desklit monastry. Further drive from Deskit to Hunder, you may see a few Double Humped, Hairy and Bactrian Camels.
Overnight stay at camp in Nubra.
Route : Full day excursion to Turtuk
Night Stay : Nubra
Distance/Time Taken : 80 Km. (3 - 4 hrs one way Approx)
Turtuk-village 80 kms from Hunder. Turtuk in Ladakh is a picturesque border village situated along the famous Silk Route that has quite a past. Most recently, Turktuk was one of the biggest stages of the Kargil war in 1999 when Pakistan troopers occupied a small area on the ridges overlooking Turtuk . Locals depend on farming and providing mules and porters to the Indian Army the five villages of Turtuk, Tyakshi, Thang, Pachathang andChalunka were in PoK till the 1971 war.
Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Route : Nubra to Pangong via Shyok
Night Stay : Pangong
Distance/Time Taken : 140 Km. (4 - 5 hrs one way)
Pangong Lake 150 km from Leh is a beautiful lake. The name Pangong is derived from the Tibetan word Banggong Co meaning long, narrow, enchanted lake.
There is a narrow ramp-like formation of land that runs into the lake which is a favorite among tourists and photographers.
Due to the saltiness in the water of the lake, there is very less micro-vegetation. There are no fish or other aquatic life in the lake, except for some small crustaceans. However, numerous ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface can be spotted in plenty. There are some species of scrub and perennial herbs that grow in the marshes around the lake
Overnight stay in Pangong.
Route : Pangong to Leh (13950 i.e. 4250 mts)
Night Stay : Leh, Hotel
Distance/Time Taken : 134 Km. (4 - 5 hrs one way)
After breakfast leave for walk at Pangong Lake, a highest salt water lake in the World, Shared by two countries India (25%) & China (75%), enjoy the beauty of lake on banks of the lake while appreciating the changing colours of fascinating high altitude lake. Drive back to Leh .Overnight stay
Route : Leh to Airport (Departure)
After breakfast transfer from Leh to Airport to catch flight for onward destination with Sweet Holiday memories.